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NOTE- Before we even get started- be sure you have saved the patterns to your computer, and I also suggest printing them and putting them in a safe place! In January, the links will be deactivated and the patterns will no longer be free. (Just saving the emails won’t be enough, because the links won’t work anymore.)

ALSO- We’re not done yet!! Read below to find out about our giant GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY, coming soon!!

Well, we are finally at the end! I can’t believe it! Time has just flown by, it’s been so great seeing your progress over in the free Facebook group– you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!!

Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The border instructions for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month were sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns, or click here to sign up! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

OK- time for our final month!

TIP- You want to make sure that your appliqued lettering (SAVE THE BEES) doesn’t get cut off. Instructions include measurements for where to place the letters, but you may also want to measure across your quilt to make sure that the letters will properly fall within your border.

Let’s take a look at the quilting! My long arm quilter Daniela did a fabulous job as usual!

The sashing:

Bees and flowers in borders:

Bee hive in the border corners:

We will be having a GIANT GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY to wrap up our BOM and celebrate all of your beautiful work! Be sure to keep you eye out for information-

You will receive an email with the information in January!

The prize will be HUGE- Yippee!

We LOVE seeing photos of your blocks!! Be sure to join us over in our Sew Quilty Friends Free Facebook Group for fun interaction with other creative peeps!

You can share your photos and/or see others’ photos here:

~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– Our Facebook group has been around for about a year now, and it is a ton of fun! It’s also a great place to ask questions about the BOM, or any quilt related questions. Join here and post your photos.

~~My Facebook Page– post your photos to my Facebook page. You can use hashtag #SaveTheBeesBOM and mention me @JacquelynneJSteves

~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #SaveTheBeesBOM and mention me @JacquelynneSteves

***Even if you don’t choose to post your photos, please visit the sites above to see everyone’s work! It’s really a lot of fun!

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Let’s talk about our prizes!!!

This month’s prizes are donated by Designs by Sarah J! US winners will receive a beautiful fat quarter bundle of Sarah J. Maxwell’s newest fabric line, Prettiful Posies. International winners will receive a beautiful bundle of printed patterns by Sarah J. Maxwell:

Please visit the featured bloggers to enter the giveaway over on their blogs- that’s 8 chances to win! (There is no giveaway here on my blog, you must visit the blogs below to enter).

You will love visiting the bloggers above- not just to enter the giveaway, but you may also be inspired to try a different technique or color combination- I know that they have really inspired me!!

We will be having FABULOUS giveaways this year! I am really excited about the prizes we are offering, you are going to LOVE them! Here are our sponsors- please visit their websites and see all the quilt-y and sewing goodness that they have to offer!


This month’s Sponsors! 

Be sure to visit Sarah J. Maxwell’s site to find out more about her beautiful fabrics and patterns!














OK everyone- start those sewing machines!!